FAQ: What is a Standard DBS Check?

What is a Standard DBS Check?

What is a standard DBS check? A Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is a type of background check that is commonly required for certain types of jobs or volunteer work in the UK. The purpose of a Standard DBS check is to reveal any criminal convictions or cautions that an individual may have, helping employers reach a judgement on whether to employ an individual.

A Standard DBS check discloses details of an individual’s spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands, and final warnings.

It is commonly used for roles in the legal and financial sectors, but can occasionally be required in schools and hospitals for staff who don’t have regular contact with children / vulnerable adults – administrative staff, for example.

What is a Standard DBS Check And How to Apply

A Standard DBS check can only be applied for by an employer for one of their staff (or prospective hires), and the employer must get the check through a 3rd party, known as an Umbrella Body (such as ourselves, Aaron’s Department).

To apply for a Standard DBS check, the applicant must complete an application form containing details such as what addresses they’ve lived at, and provide relevant identification documents. The check is then carried out by the DBS, who will provide a certificate detailing the individual’s criminal history.

The certificate is sent directly to the individual, who can then share it with their employer or other relevant parties as needed.

What is a standard DBS check?

What Is A Standard DBS Check? How can Aaron’s Department Help?

For more information on how to get DBS Checks for your staff, get in touch on call on 0113 877 0171, or drop us an email at contact@aaronsdepartment.com, you can also visit our Employer Section on the website or register for free below.

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